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Kiefer Sutherland To Return To TV In "Touch"

The former " 24 " star closes a deal to star in and executive produce the Fox drama pilot " Touch ," from " Heroes " creator Tim Kring . Kiefer Sutherland , who starred for eight seasons on Fox's 24, is officially reuniting with the network. He has closed a deal to star in and executive produce the Fox drama pilot Touch, from Heroes creator Tim Kring. Touch centers on a father (Sutherland) who discovers that his autistic, mute son can predict events before they happen. Because of Sutherland's duties on Broadway where he currently stars in a revival of the Jason Miller's That Championship Season, Touch is expected start production in late May-early June after Sutherland fulfills his commitment to the play, now in previews. That would make Touch a contender for midseason where 24 was a long-time staple. Kring wrote Touch, his first pilot script since Heroes. Please Leave A Comment- Source- THR

James Franco To Become An Ape

James Franco To Become An Ape James Franco has his damn dirty paws on the lead role in “ Rise of the Apes ,” Fox’s prequel to its “Planet of the Apes” franchise. Rupert Wyatt is on board to direct the feature project, which focuses on a scientist (Franco) who has been working on a cure for Alzheimer's that is being tested on apes. The test subject named Caesar starts to evolve rapidly, and the scientist takes him home to live with him and protects him from cruel doctors. The story is designed to be show the modern-day event that set in motion the eventual dominance of apes over humans seen the classic 1960s and '70s movies. It is unclear how much of the movie will focus on the ape inciting an ape revolution, but given that effects company WETA is on board, the monkey play could be significant. The apes will not be actors in costumes but rather rendered digitally to be photo-realistic by WETA, employing certain of the groundbreaking technologies developed for “Avatar.”